Talk and Draw

Reference for Friday, September 24

The above is a poem by Jules Gotay that inspired the image “The Moonbird’s Manifesto” (not pictured). During today’s talk and draw we will be using his words to inspire our own drawing based on his work (below).

Midnight. A Bird from the moon comes down, walking on the avenues of the sky. His presence awakens the colors of the world. The sleeping streets glow with neon moonlight as he passes. Carrying a pile of night-colored paper, he nails one on each dreaming house as he goes. Using the alphabet of the stars he has composed a manifesto in an indecipherable language.

-Jules Gotay

Reference Images

By looking at Jules Gotay’s work, we can begin to get an idea of his techniques by getting closer. What do you notice? 

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Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.